Item is one of three amateur films documenting a private costume party at the Hamber residence at 3838 Cypress Street. The film shows footage of Aldyen Hamber and 5 unidentified female guests in costumes, dancing, smoking and making fruit offerings to a costumed Eric Hamber. 1927. Item # MI-136 Topics: Costume, Dancing, Parties
Item is a documentary film documenting John Lawson Park in West Vancouver. The film contains footage of the proposed playscape model for the playground as well as footage of the completed playground with children playing on it. The film also documents an interview between two unidentified men at the playground. [between 1968 and 1973]. Item # MI-110 Topics: Children, Children's activities, Playgrounds, Parks, Architectural models
Nov. 6, 1993. Item is camera original raw footage for "Curse of the Lost Gold Mine." Video includes footage of interviews conducted, in a library research area, with [Dick Hamilton] and [Kathie Hamilton], expedition members. The expedition members including Michael Collier also view newspaper articles on a microfiche machine. Close-ups of the microfiche machine. Reference code: AM1553-8-S4-: MI-490
Nov. 6, 1993. Item is camera original raw footage for "Curse of the Lost Gold Mine." Footage includes an interview of [Don Waite] and scenic footage of the Pitt Lake area. Also includes footage in the library with Michael Collier, Kathie Hamilton, and Dick Hamilton. Michael Collier and Dick Hamilton both briefly speak to the camera about the planned expedition to the Pitt Lake area. Reference code: AM1553-8-S4-: MI-489
Item is a documentary film documenting various recreational activities and special events taking place in park playgrounds in Vancouver. The film contains footage of special events such as the 1967 Sandbox Project, the Annual Kids Fishing Derby, and the Soap-box Derby. The recreational activities documented include baseball, children's fishing, Ukrainian dancing, outdoor ballet dancing, boxing, bicycle riding, basketball, volleyball, outdoor gymnastics, children's games, and musical... Topics: Boxing, Cycling, Ballet, Children's activities, Competitions, Dancing, Hiking, Playgrounds, Tug of...
[197-]. Film contains footage copied for the film "Curse of the lost gold mine." Copies of archives footage are from the American Mutoscope and Biograph Co. 1905-H69962 An execution by hanging; and 1903-H33408 After the first snow. Reference code: AM1553-8-S4-: MI-299 Topics: Sleighs and sleds, Snow
Item is an amateur film documenting Peggy Airth, a baby, and others at Victor Vance Spencer's home, 2995 Roseberry Ave. in West Vancouver. Film also documents the Peace River Bridge in Peace River, B.C. [1950?]. Item # MI-85 Topics: Bridges, Houses
Item is an amateur film documenting Eric Hamber and five male companions bathing nude in a lake, game shooting with hunting rifle and spending time outside a log cabin. 1926. Item # MI-134 Topics: Automobiles, Lakes and ponds, Dogs, Men, Log cabins
1974. Item is an educational wildlife film narrated by Tommy Tompkins. In addition to wolves, the film features many wild animals in their natural habitats including beaver, weasels, grizzly bears, moose, deer, mountain sheep, ducks, geese, coyotes, elk, cougar and ptarmigan. Filmed by Tommy Tompkins. Produced and edited by Mike [Michael] Collier. Reference code: AM1553-5-S4-: MI-558 Topics: Snow, Animals, Wildlife, Rivers, Forests
. Item is camera original raw footage for "Curse of the Lost Gold Mine." Includes shots of publications that include articles about Slumach, includes shots of the photographs featured in the articles, as well as close-ups of other photographs from that era. Also has shots of photocopies of newspaper articles. Reference code: AM1553-8-S4-: MI-481
[197-]. Item is a home movie of the crowds at the Strawberry Mountain Rock Festival. Scenes from the stage, of the musicians, most footage is of the crowds enjoying themselves, some shots of tents and vehicles. Reference code: AM1553-1-S2-: MI-576 Topics: Camping, Crowds, Bands, Music, Musicians, Musical instruments
1984. This film, along with "An Exchange of Value," was produced by Yaletown Productions for the Vancouver Stock Exchange. The film depicts the stock market industry in Vancouver. Reference code: AM1553-8-S14-:MI-265 Topics: Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Stock-exchanges, Office workers, Cityscapes, Buildings
Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer family travelling to and within France by train and by boat. Film documents Colonel Victor and Gertrude Spencer, and children Isabell Louise, Diana, and Barbara. [1929?]. Item # MI-41 Topics: Families, Railroads, Passengers, Boats and ships
1994. Item is the D-2 Master cassette version of "Curse of the lost gold mine." A documentary-style show that features dramatized re-enactments of actual historical events. The narrative combines a current expedition into the Pitt Lake area to search for the ... »mine and evidence of other prospectors with an actor [Donnelly Rhodes] playing an old prospector telling tales and legends, the story is filled out with dramatizations and interviews. Reference code: AM1553-8-S4-: MI-474
1976. Film is a promotional film for the city of Vancouver. The film won several awards at film festivals including: Chris Plaque - Best Travel Film, at Columbus International Film Festival; a Special Jury Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival; the Canuck Award - 2nd Place Best Canadian Travel Film, Canadian Travel Association; a Bronze Award at the Film and Television Festival of New York; and a Certificate of Merit - Recreation at the Chicago International Film Festival.... Topics: Airports, Skiing, Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Construction industry, Shipping, Fishing, Views,...
Item is an amateur film documenting Mrs. E. W. Hamber at a beach accompanied by several female and male companions in bathing suits getting ready for a swim. The film also shows footage of sailboats on the ocean, a boy holding a dog and three unidentified women in riding costumes on horseback at a ranch (possibly Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam, BC). 1933. Item # MI-144 Topics: Women, Men, Crowds, Horses, Horse farms, Stables, Ranches, Boys, Dogs, Bays, Beaches, Sailboats,...
Item is an amateur film documenting family life and a sawmill fire in Vancouver. The film consists of home movie footage filmed by Jake Loeppky, including footage of Queen Elizabeth Park, the Stanley Park Zoo, children playing at the family home in Burnaby, children swimming, and the family entertaining at home. The film also includes footage of a logging camp, a large dam, bears, and people waterskiing. Of particular note is several minutes of footage of the five-alarm fire that destroyed the... Topics: Fire engines and equipment, Firefighters, Fires, Forestry, False Creek (Vancouver, B.C.), Children,...
Mar. 1, 1994. Film contains raw footage for the film "Curse of the lost gold mine." Includes footage of the Slumach character in jail and Michael Collier in a tent. Reference code: AM1553-8-S4-: MI-308 Topics: Prison facilities, Tents
. Item is camera original raw footage for "Curse of the Lost Gold Mine." Interview with Jack Mould who tells of his beliefs about the mine and his own experiences trying to find gold near Pitt Lake. Includes shots of the tent-shaped rock. Mould believes that Spanish found gold there before Slumach did and has had some luck dowsing to find gold. Reference code: AM1553-8-S4-: MI-487
1972. "Water Colours" is an experimental art film by Michael Collier. Collier used music, colour manipulations, optical printing effects, and other techniques to create an overall psychedelic effect. Starting with two 100' rolls of 16mm film shot on his Bolex camera Collier spent many hours over two years in the lab printing and reprinting the footage on different film using 'wrong' chemicals; he also experimented with multiple passes in the printer mixing colour negative and positive...
Item is an amateur film documenting the 1958 Vancouver RCMP Musical Ride. It contains footage of police on horses perfoming in formation at Hastings Park racetrack in front of an RCMP conducted band and a crowd. Houses in the Hastings-Sunrise area to the east of Hastings Park are also shown. 1958. Item # MI-221 Topics: Police on horses, Crowds, Bands, Hastings-Sunrise (Vancouver, B.C.)
Item is an amateur film documenting Isabell Louise Spencer's wedding to John Kenneth Newbury on 24 August 1938 at St. Andrew's-Wesley Church, 1022 Nelson Ave. in Vancouver. Film documents the bride and groom recessing and leaving the church. [24 Aug. 1938]. Item # MI-80 Topic: Weddings
. Item is a one hour television documentary, narrated by Leslie Nielsen, featuring two Canadian grandmothers in an air race from New Jersey, USA, to the southern tip of South America and back. The story follows the pilots through the trials, dangers, and joys of the race over the course of almost three weeks. Of the nine planes that started, only six complete the race. Written by Barry Gray and Moyra Rodger, director of photograph, Gary Elmer, editors, Tim Reed and Paul Wong, on-line... Topics: Mountains, Weather, Views, Racing, Airplanes, Airports, Women, Air pilots, Air travel
Item is a film documenting a Chinese performance at Vancouver's Golden Jubilee celebration that includes a theatrical stage show, a trapeze artist, and moving images of the Chinese Arch erected at Pender Street near Carrall Street. There are also images of an unknown beach. This section is preceded by the title frame: Chinese Exhibit Golden Jubilee at Vancouver, B.C.. Film also includes footage taken from a passanger ship moving up the Alaskan coast. The stops are separated by the title frames:... Topics: Boats and ships, Chinatown (Vancouver, B.C.), Chinese in Canada, Coast ranges, Cityscapes,...
Aug. 13, 1991. Film is original raw footage for the film "Everest - climb for hope." Camera: Gibson/Collier Sound: Noble/Morrow. Reference code: AM1553-8-S6-: MI-333 Topics: Buses, Views, Valleys, Rivers, Domestic animals
1995. Item is the textless elements used for language versioning. "Urban Safari Films Inc. Textless B.G." Very blurry from 00:14 to 01:16. Man dancing in front of a mural of Africa on a New York street. Reference code: AM1553-6-S2-: MI-497
1982. Item consists of three, two minute, "Province Reports," with Fred Latrimouille, produced by Yaletown Productions for the government of British Columbia's "B.C. Enterprise" program. The first two reports have a clip of Bob McClelland, Minister of Labour. ... »The first, "Enterprise and new ideas," discusses new industry in the province, specially featuring Atlantic fish farming. The second, "Enterprise and export," talks about B.C. exports and...
1995. Item is a sponsored production produced for the Department of National Defense by Yaletown Productions. This is the broadcast dub from the 1" English master. Reference code: AM1553-7-S2-: MI-368 Topics: Air pilots, Air travel, Airplanes, Airports, Military, Military training, Aerial photographs,...
1985. Film consists of raw footage used used in the video post card "Vancouver - The World in a City." Footage includes scenes of the Expo Centre with an inukshuk in the foreground, B.C. Place Stadium, the Plaza of Nations, an outdoor swimming pool, an airplane landing, and views of the future grounds of Expo 86. Silent film. Reference code: AM1553-8-S13-: MI-259 Topics: Buildings, Construction industry, Airplanes, Swimming pools--outdoor, Beaches, Crowds, Tennis,...
Item is an amateur film documenting members of the Spencer family riding on the ocean liner "Empress of France". Film documents men loading cargo, including automobiles. Film includes footage of Barbara and Diana Spencer. [1930?]. Item # MI-46 Topics: Boats and ships, Passengers, Automobiles
Oct. 1973. Item is raw camera footage shot for the never completed film which was tentatively titled "Neon Madman" or "Electric City." Includes street scenes, a parking meter, electrical lines, port scenes with cranes and ships, and a sunflower. Reference code: AM1553-1-S3-: MI-564 Topics: traffic, ships and shipping, Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.)
Item is an amateur film documenting the Vancouver Skating Club's 1953 production of "Stars on Ice" featuring Sonja Henie. Other featured skaters include: Elaine Dawson, Diane Henderson, Jeanne and Thornton Opie, Jocelyn and Rothero Thacker, Audrey and Bill Corson, Jan Tors, Bill Lewis, Arlene McFarlane, Irene Turtle, Bill Corson, Marshall Beard, Loyette Shatilla, Gladys and Victor Hartley, Edy Rada, and Lorrie Perkins. Images also include a 150-pound cake presented by the VSC to Sonja... Topics: Skating, ice, Celebrations
1986. This item consists of raw footage featuring B.C./Expo 86 aerials; shot in 35mm and transferred to one inch tape. Original negative no longer exists and only video footage survives. Some of this material was used in Yaletown Production's video postcard series. Reference code: AM1553-8-S13-: MI-346
Item is an amateur film documenting a Vancouver Golden Jubilee Parade. Film documents floats including the Electrical Contractors, Tyees Grouse Mountain, the Japanese-Canadian Citizens' League, Seaport Crown Fish Co., Ltd., Grace Hospital, Hodgson Lumber Company, Fraser River Sockeye, the Vancouver Rowing Club, and a float reading "Good citizenship and British ideals built Vancouver". 26 Aug. 1936. Item # MI-74 Topics: Floats (Parades), Jubilee celebrations
1986. Film consists of raw footage shot at Expo 86 and includes footage of RCMP officers interacting with the crowds, views of the Expo grounds from the monorail, crowds, the Roundhouse, the carousel, jugglers and mimes, demonstrations of prototype human-powered flying machines, views of the Expo grounds from the gondolas, the Expo 86 Air Plaza, the Plaza of Nations, people interacting with statues and stationary vehicles, Highway 86 a gray bridge structure with various modes of ground... Topics: Expo 86, Tourist trade, Transportation, Police, Crowds, Entertainers, Souvenirs, Galleries and...
1985. Film consists of raw footage used in video post card "Vancouver - The World in a City." Footage features scenes of the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre, Coal Harbour, airplanes featuring the Expo 86 logo on the tail end, a few panning shots and some wide shots from the south side of False Creek of the entire Expo 86 grounds partially constructed and the partially completed Cambie Street bridge. Silent film. Reference code: AM1553-8-S13-: MI-260 Topics: Buildings, Harbours, Boats and ships, Airports, Airplanes, Construction industry, Containers,...
Item is an amateur film documenting people in formal spring dress, including Gertrude and Elizabeth Ann Spencer, followed by a rugby match at Brockton Oval in Stanley Park, Vancouver. The match features the All Blacks, the national team of New Zealand. A handwritten note in the film box reads "Brockton Oval Football (Stanley Park)". . Item # MI-65 Topics: Rugby, Athletic fields, Families, Stanley Park (Vancouver, B.C.)
1978. Film contains early raw footage for the film "Curse of the lost gold mine." Film contains an interview with elderly Coast Salish First Nations woman Amanda Charnley, daughter of Peter Pierre. Pierre was a relative of Slumach, a confidant, and a witness to Slumach's execution. Reference code: AM1553-8-S4-: MI-302 Topics: First Nations of North America--British Columbia, Women
Item is an amateur film documenting members of the Spencer family on vacation, possibly in Hawaii. Film documents a Polynesian band and dancers, outdoor cooking, eating, and individuals receiving flower leis. Film includes footage of Colonel Victor and possibly Isabell Louise Spencer. [1933?]. Item # MI-60 Topics: Bands, Dancing, Dinners and dining
Item is an amateur film documenting the 1958 Vancouver Pacific National Exhibition Parade and British Columbia scenery. The film begins with footage probably taken from a Kettle Valley Railroad train going through the Okanagan. The film ends with footage of floats in the P.N.E parade. Identified floats and performers include Shell, White Spot, and the New Westminster Shrine Club General Band. Businesses shown include Oscar's, Standard Stations, British American Oil Company, Canadian Pacific... Topics: Parade, Police on horses, Crowds, Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Canyons, Bridges, Lakes and ponds
. Film is original raw footage for the film "Everest - climb for hope." Camera: Collier/Gibson Sound: Noble/Morrow. Scenes of mountain views and glaciers, ice formations, camping scenes with pack animals [yaks] near the tents in the snow, and the yaks being fed hay, 'The Habitat: design shelter systems' being set up, a dog, one man bathing at the campsite, ice formations, lounging at the campsite, skiing, loaded pack animals, people unloading the burdens from the pack animals,... Topics: Snow, Domestic animals, Tents, Camping, Skiing, Flags, Hiking, Games, Glaciers
[197-]. Film contains early raw footage for the film "Curse of the lost gold mine." Reference code: AM1553-8-S4-: MI-304 Topics: Hiking, Snow, Glaciers, Mountains--British Columbia, Tents, Maps, Rivers, Lakes and ponds
Oct. 20, 1995. Item is part one of two, Digital PAL Master, includes textless BG; theatrical feature film released May 1996 at Cannes Film Festival. Yaletown Entertainment Group, Full Circle and G.L.A.S.S. Films present David Naughton, Linda Kash, in a Reto Salimbeni film, "Urban Safari." Starring Jay Brazeau, Donnelly Rhodes, Andrea Nemeth, with Teryl Rothery, David Palffy, Rebecca Toolan, Adriana Tripa, Barry Pepper, Charles Seigel. Executive producers Michael Collier and Reto...
Item is a documentary film documenting a horse-drawn Jersey Farms cart delivering milk in Shaughnessy, a Jersey Farms delivery truck delivering milk near Arbutus and Broadway, and the Jersey Farms site at 2256 W. Broadway. [ca. 1940]. Item # MI-10 Topics: Dairying, Dairy plants